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Robert Lustig is a professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at UC San Francisco. His YouTube lecture, Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has been viewed over six million times. He is also the author of Fat Chance and is one of the prominent voices in the documentary film, Fed Up.
Music: "Flight Facilities"
Robert H. Lustig
In The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, author Nina Teicholz casts doubts on the many low fat diet trends that thrived during previous decades. Following eight years of research, she’s come to the conclusion that fat is not our foe.
Music: "Hey Brother" by Avicii
Filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer take on a food waste challenge in their documentary, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. The two vowed to eat only discarded food for six months. Rustemeyer describes the overwhelming abundance of unspoiled food they rescued during the making of the film.
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times. This week, he visits Pok Pok LA, the latest addition to Chef Andy Ricker’s Thai restaurant empire. Jonathan recommends Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings, Cha Ca "La Vong" (fried catfish), duck larb, pennywort salad and buffalo jerky.
Pok Pok LA
978 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Music: "Don't Want to Fight" by Alabama Shakes
Plus, Joseph Johnson, chef de cuisine at Josiah Citrin’s Charcoal Venice, shares his tips for grilling (or roasting) radicchio. We have a recipe for Charcoal’s Portobello Mushrooms, Grilled Radicchio, Maui Onion warm winter salad on the Good Food blog.
Music: "Wanna Be Your Lover" by Prince